HAPPY OCTOBER!

Claires Gourmet Fundraiser

Thank you to all of our families who participated in our fall fundraiser! We sold just under $8,000 worth of product, meaning we earned about $2200 for our PTA. Unfortunately, we fell short of our fundraising goal of $5,000, so we may have to run another fundraiser in the late winter/spring.

Fall Book Fair

I am very excited to share that we sold $8,000 worth of books and other products at our Book Fair! We exceeded both our Fall 2013 and Spring 2013 totals! Thank you to the MANY MANY volunteers who made our Book Fair such a huge success! We couldn’t have done it without you! A very special thank you goes out to Holly Jankowski for making it look like running the Book Fair is easy (which it definitely is NOT!). Holly volunteers countless hours training, making and printing flyers and notices, scheduling wish list and shopping hours, prepping and shopping for Teacher Preview, as well as working as cashier at the Book Fair. If you see Holly, give her a big pat on the back for a job well done! (And if you can convince her not to leave when her daughter moves on to middle school next year, that would be terrific!)

Board of Education Elections

2014 is an election year — an especially important time for those of us who advocate for our kids and our schools.  The choices we make on November 4 will have a major impact on things we care deeply about for the next four years! It’s so important to be informed.  Do your homework.  Pay attention.  Meet candidates. Ask questions. Listen to answers.  Consider carefully.  The McAuliffe PTA wants to help you do that. The Montgomery County Council of PTA (MCCPTA) hosted a Board of Education Candidates Forum on Sept. 29 with the League of Women Voters.  The video is available on the MyMCMedia site (click here), and will also be televised on Channel 21 throughout October.

2014-2015 PTA Exec Board

Sarah Barrett, President. email: sarahfbarrett@msn.com. phone: 301-452-7104

Holly Jankowski, Vice President. email: hollyjankowski@gmail.com

Eliane Bartholazzi, Treasurer. email: beliane@hotmail.com. phone: 301-972-6697

Marianna Kasprzak, Secretary. email: marianna.kasprzak@gmail.com

Minutes from 2014-15 PTA meetings can be found by the following links: